Monthly Archives: "February 2017"

BERNADETTE PETERS On February 28, 1948: Actress and singer Bernadette Peters was born in Queens. She is among Broadway’s most critically acclaimed stars, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards and winning two. She...

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ALICIA KEYS On February 27, 2002: Singer and New York native Alicia Keys won five Grammy Awards for her debut album, Songs in A Minor. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard...

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FIRST SUBWAY On February 27, 1870: The first pneumatic-powered subway line was opened to the public. The railway didn’t operate on its opening day because of an engine failure, but within a week, passengers...

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JOAKIM NOAH On February 25, 1985: Basketball player Joakim Noah was born in New York City. Noah played basketball for the University of Florida, where he won back-to-back championships in 2006 and 2007. Today,...

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VAN WYCK On February 24, 1900: New York City mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck signed the contract to begin work on New York’s first rapid transit tunnel. The tunnel linked Manhattan to Brooklyn....

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